Melinda Staehling, MS, CNS, LD (she/her) is a weight-inclusive Certified Nutrition Specialist working with brave people on the path to healing their relationship with food and their body.
She works from client-centered, gender-affirming, Health at Every Size® principles and believes that all bodies are good bodies. Melinda knows it can be hard to take the first steps toward food and body image healing, and she’s happy you’re here!
Melinda specializes in supporting adults with conditions such as:
- Food Sensitivities
- Type 2 Diabetes
Melinda is also able to provide eating disorder treatment for patients who may or may not have an official diagnosis but experience symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, ARFID, and binge eating disorder.
Melinda’s clients describe her as gentle and a good listener. An appointment might look like checking in on food and movement, accessible meal planning, and establishing eating patterns throughout the day. Other activities during a session include eating together, trying new foods, and adding in therapeutic foods and supplements when available.
She received her MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. She continues to serve at UWS as a course facilitator and teaches sports nutrition in the functional nutrition program at Portland Community College. She volunteers with the American Migraine Foundation and the eating disorder non-profit Project Heal.
Melinda loves spending time with her family – exploring all the delicious food options, fiber arts, music, and outdoor beauty that the PNW offers.
Sessions at Be Well are virtual and covered by the Oregon Health Plan and most private insurance.